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PLEASE NOTE: From Michaelmas 2020 The B Club will be held on Thursdays when there is no Philological Society Meeting and the Reading Seminar (previously the 'Thursday' seminar) will be held on Mondays in full term.


Thursdays, at 17:00.

All meetings this term will take place via Zoom.  Links will be distributed before each meeting.

Michaelmas Term

22 October

Jessica Moss (New York University) 
Aristotle’s Theory of Knowledge

12 November

Simon Shogry (University of Oxford)
The Early Stoic Theory of Erotic Expertise

3 December

Philipp Brüllmann (LMU, Munich)
Self-Sacrifice in Aristotle and Cicero

Lent Term

4 February

Dr Naly Thaler (University of Jerusalem)
The Philosopher's Polla Kala: a non-Metaphysical Reading of Republic V, 475e ff.

4 March

Professor Emmanuel Kofi Ackah (University of Ghana)

18 March


Easter Term

6 May

John-Stewart Gordon (Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania)

Reading Seminar

This term we will be reading Plato's Euthydemus. Meetings take place on Mondays in Full Term at 4.30 via Zoom.  Links will be distributed before the first meeting.

The first meeting is on Monday 25 January. 

Here is the proposed schedule.  Please contact the convenor if you would like to volunteer to lead one of the sessions.

25 January       271a1-275c4

1 February       275c5-278e2

8 February       278e2-282d3

15 February     282d4-287b1

22 February     287b2-293a6

1 March           293a7-297d2

8 March           297d3-303a2

15 March         303a3-307c4


The Triangle, 'LOxCam' Postgraduate Colloquium

Friday 30th October 2020, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge (via zoom).

Branislav Kotoc (London) 'Say What You Believe - The Sincerity Condition in Plato'
Jacob Andersen (Cambridge) to respond. Chair: Frisbee Sheffield


Chiara Martini (Oxford) ‘Aristotle on Geometrical Objects’
Luca Dondoni (London) to respond. Chair: Joachim Aufderheide

3.15-4.30  Zoe Audra (Cambridge): ‘Heraclitus'  Theory of Action’
Daniel Harkin (Oxford) to respond. Chair: Alex Bown

Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.